11 best anime premiering in the new fall 2021 season

2021 has actually been breaking with interesting brand-new anime premieres all year long. From returning favorites such as Beastars, Fruits Basket, Megalobox, and My Hero Academic Community to unexpected initial series like Odd Taxi, Sk8 the Infinity, and Pui Pui Molcar, it’s been a fantastic year to be an anime fan in 2021 — and there’s still yet more to come.

This fall boasts a number of extremely prepared for brand-new anime premieres, from the 2nd season of Devil Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Jojo’s Unusual Experience Stone Ocean to Platinum End, the current anime from Death Note developers Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, and Lupin III: Part VI. We may even see the long-waited for best of MAPPA’s Chainsaw Male anime co-directed by Ryu Nakayama (One-Punch Male) and Makoto Nakazono (Jujutsu Kaisen, SSSS. Gridman) and composed by Hiroshi Seko (Mob Psycho 100, Dorohedoro).

So here are our choices for the leading 10 anime premieres to keep your eyes on this fall. Inspect back for updates when streaming platforms reveal last simulcast best dates.


Blade Runner: Black Lotus

Grownup Swim’s long-waited for spin on the Blade Runner universe is nearly here. Set 13 years after the occasions of the initial Blade Runner, Blade Runner: Black Lotus follows the story of Elle (Jessica Henwick), a mystical lady who wakes up to discover that she has no memory. She does have a tattoo of a black lotus — pure noir fodder. With no-one to rely on, Elle should pass through the seedy underbelly of a dystopian Los Angeles in look for responses. Directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complicated), the 13 episode series is executive produced by Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe and functions efficiencies by Wes Bentley (The Appetite Games), Brian Cox (Succession), Stephen Root (Workplace), and more. —Toussaint Egan

Blade Runner: Black Lotus will premiere this fall on Grownup Swim and Crunchyroll.

Blue Duration

Yatora Yaguchi is a clever high school trainee who skates by, partying in Shibuya with his pals every night, living without a care on the planet. He comes across a big, stunning painting by his schoolmate and it stirs something inside him. From here on out, he commits his time to discovering how to paint and produce art.

Blue Duration is an excellent series, with a twist of realism that makes your heart pains. Enjoying characters experience imposter syndrome and feel insufficient throughout their creative journey can be difficult — and for some, too relatable — however the manner in which author Tsubasa Yamaguchi has actually provided it makes it among the very best series to strike serialization in a long time. —Julia Lee

Blue Duration will premiere in October in Japan.

Chainsaw Male

Denji is a teen young boy who lives everyday, sweating off a financial obligation to the yakuza left by his daddy. With no one however his chainsaw pet Pochita by his side, he has imagine being a typical teenage young boy who can touch boobies and live an enjoyable life. Things deviate when he almost passes away, and he makes an agreement with his devil pet in order to live and end up being Chainsaw Male. He then gets gotten by the Public Security Department, led by the spectacular and strange Makima, and attempts to live his life with a sense of normalcy.

Chainsaw Male is among the greatest expected series after its manga ended up being a blockbuster. While things appear silly and Denji seems a drearily randy moron initially, the series goes from no to 100 actually quickly, with the story increase rapidly. The characters are adorable, the plot is gut-wrenching, and truthfully, how can you state no to that lovable little orange chainsaw pup? With MAPPA (Jujutsu Kaisen, Sarazanmai) stimulating it, it’s absolutely going to be a banquet for the eyes. —JL

Chainsaw Male’s best is still to be revealed, however might premiere this fall.

Devil Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba season 2

Devil Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was the breakout success of 2021. With a record-breaking international ticket office launching and a very popular manga series, the next season is quickly among the most expected programs of next year.

The story follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young warrior who looks for the power to rid his sis of a devil curse. Along his journey, he fulfills brand-new pals and refines his strategies as a swordsman. The 2nd season will get after the occasions of the just recently launched film, Mugen Train where Kamdo and pals fulfilled the Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku. Ufotable exposed a quick teaser which revealed the approaching Home entertainment District Arc, which the 2nd season will reveal, and plainly included Tengen Uzui, an effective fighter and leader understood in his world as the Noise Hashira. —Ana Diaz

Season 2 of Devil Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will premiere this fall on Funimation.

86 EIGHTY-SIX season 2

86, the military sci-fi love drama based upon the light unique series of the very same name, premiered this previous April and presented audiences to the warring factions of the Republic of San Magnolia and the Empire of Giad through the point of view of Lena, a hopeful significant in the San Magnolia who reveals an unnerving trick at the heart of the dispute. The anime’s 2nd half, now rebranded as its 2nd season, is set to premiere this October and dig even further into the predicament of the strange population of individuals called the “86s.” —TE

Season 2 of 86 EIGHTY-SIX will premiere in October in Japan.

The Heike Story

Called “a story of prayer that transcends 800 years,” the current from Science SARU, director Naoko Yamada (A Quiet Voice), and series author Reiko Yoshida (Violet Evergarden) takes on the impressive account of the Taira and Minamoto clans’ war for the soul (and control) of Japan. Adjusted from well-known author Hideo Furukawa’s translation/reimagining of the 14th-century text, the brand-new anime guarantees visual elegance and a deep sense of poetry connected back to the earlier days of Japan. Little else is understood about the program outside the trailer, however Funimation revealed essential cast — Aoi Yuki as Biwa and Takahiro Sakurai as Taira no Shigemori — in advance of its surprise fall release, which will see the whole series streaming prior to broadcast in Japan. —Matt Patches

The Heike Story will premiere on Funimation on Sept. 15.

JoJo’s Unusual Experience Stone Ocean

David Production returns with yet another installation in its critically-acclaimed adjustment of Hirohiko Araki’s supernatural experience dream manga Jojo’s Unusual Experience. Season 5, entitled Stone Ocean, follows Jolyne Cujoh, the separated child of repeating series lead character Jotaro Kujo, as she is wrongly linked and founded guilty for murder. Sentenced to 15 years at the Green Dolphin Street Jail in Florida, Jolyne quickly discovers she was framed by none besides a disciple of the household’s long time bane DIO and need to discover to master her supernatural “Stand” powers in order to prevent their wicked plot and recover their flexibility. —TE

Jojo’s Unusual Experience Stone Ocean will premiere in December on Netflix.

Komi-san Can’t Interact

Shouko Komi is a teenage woman who has a tough time interacting. (Wow, that’s like, the title!) Though viewed as a stylish appeal by her schoolmates, she has no pals due to her social stress and anxiety. After meeting her perfectly average classmate Hitohito Tadano, she makes a promise to make 100 friends. It turns out that their schoolmates also have their own quirks and communication habits and they all want to be pals, too.

Komi-san Can’t Communicate is a tremendously popular romantic comedy manga for good reason: It’s relatable, sweet, and mostly wholesome. —JL

Komi-san Can’t Communicate will premiere on Oct. 7 in Japan.

Lupin III: Part VI

Gentlemen thief Lupin III and his merry band of criminal cohorts return this fall in Lupin III: Part VI. Directed by Eiji Suganuma (Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King) and penned by Part V scenario writer Takahiro Okura, the sixth television adaptation of Monkey Punch’s action heist comedy series finds Lupin facing off against the Sherlock Holmes after being implicated in the murder of his longtime partner, Dr. John H. Watson. To clear his name, Lupin must elude the legendary master sleuth long enough to unveil the true culprit and their employers: the shadowy organization known only as Raven. Just another day in the life of a guy who had to fight a clone of Leonardo da Vinci. No biggie. —TE

Lupin III: Part VI will premiere on Oct. 9 in Japan and stream on HIDIVE.

Platinum End

The team from Death Note and Bakuman have reunited to make Platinum End, the anime adaptation of the manga from writer Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata.

The show, currently being made by Signal.MD, follows Mirai Kakehashi, a student who attempts suicide only to be saved by his guardian angel, Nasse. After saving him, Nasse tells Kakehashi that he’s one of 13 candidates chosen by different angels to take the role of God, who is supposed to retire in 999 days. Kakehashi doesn’t wish to participate in the contest to become God, but that won’t stop the other candidates from giving it their all to become God. —AD

Platinum End will premiere on Oct. 8 on Crunchyroll.

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon: The Second Act

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is the sequel to the beloved anime classic, Inuyasha. The program follows Towa Higurashi and Setsuna, Sesshomaru and Rin’s twin daughters, and Moroha, Inuyasha and Kagome Higurashi’s teenage daughter from the original show as they set off on another time traversing journey to restore the memories of their past.

A trailer released in August shared some plot details of the upcoming season, including a touching scene where the stoic Sesshomaru holds the faces of his twin daughters. —ADVERTISEMENT

Season 2 of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon will premiere on Oct. 2 on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.